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Yachting World April 2017 + SuperSail World

Published by TI Media Limited Yachting World is world's leading international yachting magazine. From ocean racing and blue water cruising to the most glamorous super-yachts, Yachting World has the very best in nautical writing and stunning photography, with up-to-the-minute technical reports, race analysis, new boat tests and much more.

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the real superpower

“Have you ever been scared at sea?” That’s a question non-sailors often ask, and I’m happy to tell them no, not really. I’ve rarely sailed in areas where storms are frequent and although I have been in big winds and large seas a few times, they have never been so ferocious as to make me dread the outcome. Or, more likely, I was too busy feeling seasick to care. Like most sailors, though, I would love to experience first hand the unbridled might of a huge storm – if there were a way of doing so in complete safety. Our feature on page 28 on the theory of waves and rogue waves takes a little getting your head around. Just as the power of the wind does not rise linearly as its…

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picture this

Close quarters Antigua Superyacht Challenge in January brought together a great collection of big yachts including the 32m Bill Dixon-designed sloop Danneskjold, which was sporting distinctive pirate-themed sails. This photo was taken from on board by Cory Silken and pictures the crew of Danneskjold enjoying a closely fought upwind leg against the 250-tonne steel schooner Adela. See the feature in our SuperSail magazine with this issue. Brand new classic The Truly Classic 90 Acadia blasting round a race course for the first time off Antigua in January. This is the 26th yacht in the line of Truly Classics from the board of Hoek Design. She was launched late last year from Claasen Shipyards in the Netherlands. According to Hoek, she is: “probably as large as a yacht can be while retaining the capacity to…

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new zealand america’s cup boat surprises with pedal power

As the America’s Cup teams unveiled their race boats in early February at the 100 days to go mark, one team surprised everyone with a radical new idea. Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC50 was spotted sailing in Auckland ahead of its official launch with four crew using seated pedal grinders rather than the conventional handoperated pedestal pump handles. Design and sailing team members across all six challengers have repeatedly emphasised how central hydraulic power generation and management will be to this America’s Cup. No stored power is allowed. Instead the vast amounts of energy required to control the complex foil and hydraulic rig pressure systems must be manually generated. By utilising leg rather than arm power, the New Zealand squad will be hoping to capitalise on the power of some of the…

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transatlantic bid in tiniest yacht

A US sailor was due to set off from the Canary Islands in March on an attempt to set a record for the smallest boat to cross the Atlantic. Matt Kent, 33, a professional sailor who is the fourth mate on tall ship training vessel Niagara, will be sailing Undaunted, a boat that measures a mere 42 inches, or 1m. He is aiming to sail to Miami, a voyage of 4,700 miles, which he estimates will take four months. The boat’s hull speed is 2.5 knots. If successful, Kent would break the record held by Hugo Vihlen in his tiny boat, Father’s Day, which was 5ft 4in (1.6m) long. Vilhen sailed between Canada and the UK in 1993. The idea came to Kent as a teaching and research project, and he hopes to…

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spanish sponsors return for volvo ocean race

Spanish sponsor MAPFRE is the latest to confirm its entry in the 2017/8 Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), returning to the race for a second time. The entry will be skippered by Olympic Gold medallist Xabi Fernández. Besides his Olympic credentials of Gold and Silver medals with fellow Spaniard Iker Martínez, Fernández has now taken part in the VOR four times. He and Martínez shared responsibility for the leadership role in the last round the world race, but this time Fernandez will take sole charge. To date, three teams have announced their entries in the race: MAPFRE; Team AkzoNobel, skippered by Simeon Tienpont; and Dongfeng Race Team, skippered by Charles Caudrelier. The organisers are hoping for eight entries; the existing seven yachts are being refitted in Lisbon and an eighth (new) yacht is…

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solo sailor rescued from round the world race trial voyage

Australian solo sailor Shane Freeman’s solo round the world race plans were brought to a sad end in February when he was rescued in the southern Pacific Ocean. He abandoned his yacht Mushka on 18 February after he was knocked down and dismasted 300 miles west of Chile. Freeman was on passage from Australia to the UK in Mushka, his Tradewinds 35. He left Melbourne in December and his first planned stop was to have been the Falkland Islands. He was picked up by the ship Frontier Ambition, a Chinese-flagged grain ship. This was part of Freeman’s preparations for the Golden Globe Race 2018, a non-stop solo round the world race beginning from the UK next year. This is a modern day recreation of the famous round the world race of 1968-69, for…